Trustees of the Garden Bridge Trust

Meeting: 
MQT on 2018-09-13
Session date: 
September 13, 2018
Reference: 
2018/2123
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Following the published legal advice by Jason Coppel QC that stated: "It is likely that the Trustees of the Trust had breached their duty to act with reasonable skill and care in relation to the construction contract with Bouygues", what steps do you intend to take to ensure that further investigations are undertaken into Transport for London's handling of the awarding of public money to the Garden Bridge Trust?

Answer

Answer for Trustees of the Garden Bridge Trust

Answer for Trustees of the Garden Bridge Trust

Answered By: 
The Mayor

There has already been extensive work carried out to review the project, including the work of the GLA Oversight Committee, Transport for London's own internal and external reviews, and the review I commissioned from Dame Margaret Hodge MP. I have also asked TfL to carefully consider the legal advice obtained from Jason Coppel QC.